Morrill Fire Department news

Your department has remained quiet over the last few weeks. This is the way we like it. However, training and station equipment monthly maintenance still has to be done.

Members must stay sharp in their duties as well as maintain the apparatus, thermal image cameras, radios, CO2 monitors, and hand lights. Items need to be kept clean, charged and in good working order. But in doing these maintenance duties, members also stay familiar with where the tools of the trade are located.

Our firefighter profile this week is of Firefighter Hayley. Hayley has been on the Morrill department for approximately 2 1/2 years. She previously was on the China Village Fire Department prior to moving to Morrill. Haley is probably our smallest member in size, but not in abilities. Haley has earned her Fire Fighters I & II State Certifications at the Central Maine Fire Academy in Waterville. Haley has also earned her hazardous materials technician level certificate. These courses are all time-consuming as well as difficult. Great job, Haley. The type of neighbor that small communities like ours need.

Haley and spouse Emily live in an old farmhouse in Morrill which led her to pursue one of her hobbies, remodeling and fixing her home. She also enjoys running and art. When not working on her home or helping her community as a firefighter, Haley is a teacher at the Montessori School.

We need more firefighters like Haley on our department. Think about how you can volunteer. We have many ways that you can help; call Chief Scribner or Safety Officer Jethro Pease for more information.

Remember on March 14th you turn your clocks ahead one hour. Just think, spring is around the corner. Can't wait for spring to come and get outside.

You all have a wonderful week and keep on smiling and loving one another

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Quote of the week

To get up when you are down, to fight more intensely when you are struggling; to put in the extra effort when you are in sheer pain, to come back when nobody expects you to, and to stand tall when everyone is pulling you down are what make a champion." — Apoorve Dubey